Victim Support is celebrating Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 9 February to raise awareness of online safety for children and young people.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
The UK Safer Internet Centre, a partnership of Childnet, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation, provides resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved at www.saferinternet.org.uk.
Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.
You & Co, Victim Support’s specialist programme for children and young people, has run workshops with school children to help them understand the dangers of the internet and know how to keep safe online.
The You & Co site provides online safety tips for children and young people, from general rules about passwords and security to advice on what to do if you’re being bullied online. Any young people who have been affected by online crime can contact You & Co for help and support.
Join the conversation online using the hashtag #SID2016 and find out more about what’s happening for Safer Internet Day.